BONUS: Federal Hall Has Been a Film Location for Several Movies

Federal Hall exterior

New York is one of the most common film locations for movies, with an estimated 22 major motion pictures taking place in the city made each year.

Federal Hall was used in the scene from the 1990 movie “Ghost” where Patrick Swayze, in spirit form, persuades Whoopi Goldberg to give away a four million dollar check. Its interior was also used in the 1987 movie “Wall Street,” which featured Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. “Wall Street’s directors were only allowed an hour inside the space, so had to move quickly to capture the footage they needed.

Additionally, a scene for the 2016 movie “Money Monster,” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, was shot in front of the famous building.

For more, check out this article that provides further detail about the major restorations to Federal Hall that began in 2016 and read more about the 224th anniversary of Washington’s inauguration.